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The ParkRoyal Team and Board: Nigeria’s finest

Meet The Team

The Principal Partners of ParkRoyal have been providing the polished and professional edge to leaders and business professionals for over a decade. Their classes have provided the opportunity for many people to develop their communication and social skills, confidence, and potential. They have appeared on several media including ‘Moments with Mo’ Washington Post’s Slate.com and ‘The Entrepreneur TV Series’

The ParkRoyal Team

Babatunde Osibodu
Certified Trainer

Babatunde holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from the University of Lagos. He qualified as a Solicitor of The Supreme Court of England and Wales and joined Miles & Partners in the City of London where he quickly rose to become a Partner. He has worked on several complex commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions.

Babs is a seasoned communication expert and has assisted in editing several books.

Josephine Oyewusi
Certified Trainer

Josephine Oyewusi is a graduate of Chemistry and holds an MBA from the Open University UK. She has over 20 years experience in investment and retail banking. Her experience includes working as a consultant on a multi-million pound global payment integration project. She has also supported acquisition managers.

She is a member of the International Capital Market Association. Josephine is a skilled etiquette and communication expert.

Zara Hobley
Certified Trainer

Zara is an experienced team leader, project manager and training facilitator. She has worked for Goldman Sachs as a Training Coordinator and Franklin Covey / Speakers International Corporation London as a Business Account Manager.

She has also facilitated several training programmes within the financial sector. Zara holds a MA Hons degree in Social Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh. She is a training consultant with ParkRoyal & Lagos Finishing School

Gbenga Badejo
Partner & Certified Trainer

Gbenga has extensive experience in Learning & Business Development, Organisational Bench Marking Process (Investors in People), Strategic Business Planning and Behavioural Modification across different sectors in the UK.

He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Political Economy with Computing, and MBA from Westminster Business School of the University of Westminster. He also holds a DMS from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

A former Magistrate at Highgate Court, London and member, Commonwealth Magistrates and Justices Association, Gbenga is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management ILM UK.

Gbenga who is a CMD accredited trainer also holds a Diploma in Coaching from Oxford College and a Certificate in Elocution.

The ParkRoyal Board

  • Mr Richard Ikiebe
    Mr Richard Ikiebe
    Board Member
  • Mr Biola Popoola
    Mr Biola Popoola
    Board Member
  • Dr Christopher Kolade
    Dr Christopher Kolade
    Board Member
Mr Richard Ikiebe
Board Member

Senior Fellow & Director, Centre for Leadership in Journalism, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. Ikiebe has among others served as the Special Adviser to the Chief of General Staff (1998-99) and Special Assistant to the Minister of Information and Culture [1986-1990].

Mr Biola Popoola
Board Member

Former President & Chairman in Council Chartered Institute of Management CIPM. He was for several years the HR Director for Guinness Nigeria and a coach to several CEOs in Nigeria.

Dr Christopher Kolade
Board Member

Pro-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University and former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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